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Elephant’s Trunk Bitten by Crocodile while Drinking

Africa is a hot place, with temperatures in summer often reaching in excess of 100 ºF in the shade.  Cooling off and keeping hydrated is therefore essential for the animals survival. Sometimes that means taking a drink in conditions that are not always ideal – as was the case with this elephant bull in the South …

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Baby Elephant Rescued from Muddy Pond

Here’s a touching video from last year in which a five day old elephant was rescued from drowning in a very muddy pond in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The little one had misjudged the depth of the mud and soon found itself stuck. Luckily it was spotted by park wardens who quickly stepped …

ASC Scholarship 2013 Recipient, Kris Taylor.

ASC Scholarship Winner 2013 Blog: Kris Taylor

African Safari Consultants (ASC) feel strongly about wildlife conservation and community development, and always support those making a difference, whenever and however we can. In 2011 we successfully partnered with the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild’ initiative, where we actively campaigned to raise money to combat rhino poaching (you can find the campaign post here). We also …

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“Car-L” Meets the Lions

Wildlife photographer Chris McLennan recently captured some unique footage of his African safari tour in Botswana. ADDITIONAL INFO (from YouTube): This was filmed in the wild in Botswana. No lions were harmed in the making of this film. “Car-L” survived his injuries and is ready for his next adventure! While Chris’ expertise allowed him a one …

Drop Everything!

For anyone interested in booking a last-minute African safari – you’re in luck! Andy and Claudia Stewart from Bushtops Camps are reporting an extraordinary event in the Masai Mara and Serengeti Migration – “If you can, stop what you are doing and make a last minute booking to come to the Masai Mara or Serengeti. Why? …

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Conservation Focus of the Week: Fundu Lagoon

Who says African safaris tours are only about the vast savannah and big cats? Coral Reefs around Fundu Lagoon and Misali Island, Tanzania ‘The waters around Misali contain more than twice the number of coral genera than are found elsewhere in Tanzania; often seen are beautiful gorgonian sea fans and giant sponges amongst fields of …

Kate Humble Visits South Luangwa National Park

Fans of African safaris have a new program to tune into – Robin Pope Safaris recently hosted Kate Humble and Simon King in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The crew took some incredible footage of the wildlife during the dry season as it peaks and eventually comes to an end. …

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Botswana: 8 Reasons You Should Go

The Southern African country of Botswana is currently enjoying a golden period of tourism and is probably the African safari destination of the moment. With a friendly population, good infrastructure, unbelievable wildlife and a wide range of accommodation options, it has become the darling of the African continent. But just what makes Botswana so special? We look …

Meerkat Pup Magic!

African safari pro Kyle de Nobrega, a field guide, naturalist and Capetonian, is constantly on the hunt for knowledge and adventure. Currently at Tswalu in the Kalahari, Kyle was recently able to view his first meerkat pup sighting and fortunately for us, he has shared his experience through his camera! Here are just a few of …